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Author: John Ogilby
Publisher: Britannia,or an Illustration of the Kingdom of England and Dominion of Wales; by a Geographical and Historical description of the Principal roads thereof.
Date published: 1698No 41. Full title: The Road from London to Flamborough Head in Com Ebor. From the Standard in Cornhill LONDON to Stilton in the BARWICK Road.6g. 1 to PETERBOROW to Market Deeping 10.6 to Born.6.4. to Morton.2.3 to Sleeford.14.5 to Lincoln 18 thence to Flamborough in plate the 2d 84.2 otherwise 218 mile 4 Furlongs thus from the Standard in Cornhill LONDON to Temsford in ye St.Neots road 52 to Eaton.3.6 to Bugdon 7 to Stilton aforesaid 13.3. thence to Lincoln vt supra. Approx overall size : 47.6cms x 39.2cms ; 429mm x 341mm. Copper engraving with later hand colouring. Attractive cartouche.(N.B. This map covers that part of the rout from Temsford to Lincoln.) Centrefold as published. The route is shown in seven strips, mile by mile, showing every town, village, wood and milestone along the way. Each strip has a compass rose showing north. Archival repair and re-instatement with old paper to extreme bottom left and right margin tip and one minute repair to extreme bottom margin well away from image and oonly noticeable from back else very good condition. John Ogilby is regarded by many as the most important name in British Cartography after Christopher Saxton. He was born in Edinburgh in 1600 and led a varied life embracing many different careers. He started life as a dancing teacher and followed this with a spell as tutor to the children of the Earl of Stafford. Next he went to Dublin where he ran a theatre successfully until the Civil War in 1641. He nearly lost his life in the Irish troubles and returned to London destitute. After a time in Cambridge as a literary translator he found favour at Court and was responsible for organising the coronation revels. After another sojourn in Dublin he set up business as a printer and publisher in London but this venture was destroyed in the Great Fire of London in 1666. After the fire he was appointed one of four "sworn viewers"" who were ordered to survey those parts of the city that had been destroyed